Free Fitness Class Enables Residents to Use Park Amenities to Better Their Health
Healthy St. Pete’s free monthly fitness class, Exercise Zone Workout, enables St. Petersburg residents to use free exercise zone equipment available in 11 City parks.
The class, which is part of Healthy St. Pete’s Get Fit St. Pete program, is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6-7 p.m. at Campbell Park, 601 14th St. S., and is hosted by Tony Sadiku, a local personal trainer and FOX 13 Tampa Bay’s meteorologist and reporter, who volunteers his time to teach this monthly workout.
The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department began providing the free exercise zones in City parks to make fitness accessible and affordable to residents. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 37.7% of Pinellas County residents, aged 18 years and older, have high blood pressure, and 37% of Pinellas County residents, ages 18 years and older, have high cholesterol. Healthy St. Pete’s free wellness programs and local partnerships, such as the Get Fit St. Pete program that provides residents with eight free fitness classes a month, actively engages residents to help change health outcomes in the community.
The Exercise Zone Workout is available for all ages and skill levels and works to provide participants with the techniques to continue using exercise zones on their own time to achieve their health and wellness goals. To learn more about Healthy St. Pete’s free fitness classes, visit www.healthystpetefl.com/get-fit or contact the Healthy St. Pete Division at 727-892-5994.